Panel Discussion III
Interactivity and Immersion Online?
Fri, 10 Sept 2021
4pm – 6pm HKT II 10am – 12noon CET
Prof. Tamas Pal WALICZKY
Joseph CHAN (HK)
Joseph Chan and His Machine
Marco DONNARUMMA (DE)
Humane Methods [℧R]
David Rodriguez GIMENO (ES)
Not What We Look At But From Where
Vvzela KOOK (HK)
Exhibition Confidential Records: Overwrite in CCTV
Ray LC (US, HK)
Down to the Holograph
LIN Pey-Chwen (TW)
Making of Eve Clone II
Prof. Tamas Pal WALICZKY
SCM, CityU HK
Tamas Pal WALICZKY was born in 1959. He started out by creating animations at the age of nine. He began working with computers in 1983. He worked at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media between 1992-1998. Since 2010 he is a professor at the City University of Hong Kong. His works won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, was shown in several exhibitions worldwide, including the ICC Gallery Tokyo or the Multimediale Karlsruhe, and are in different public collections, like the Centre Georges Pompidou. He has been selected to represent Hungary at the Venice Biennale, 2019.
Being a kinetic art artist is an uncommon practice in Hong Kong. Chan’s works often focus on three core elements – form, motion, and engineering ingenuity. Subjects of his creations include flying birds automatons, orrery, time machines, marble machines, transforming machines, and walking machines. His machines subtly reflect the influences of being lived in one of the most multicultural cities in the world, at a revolutionary time when science, art, and technology are full of discoveries, inventions, and wonders.
Donnarumma is an artist, performer, stage director and scholar weaving together contemporary performance, new media art and interactive computer music since the early 2000s. He manipulates bodies, creates choreographies, engineers machines and composes sounds, thus combining disciplines, media and emerging technologies into an oneiric, sensual, uncompromising aesthetics. He is internationally acknowledged for solo performances, stage productions and installations that defy genres, and where the body becomes a morphing language to speak critically of ritual, power and technology.
Gimeno was born in Huesca Spain in 1975. He holds an MA in fine arts in Valencia and a master degree in digital techniques and processes. He has developed works from mobile sculpture, to expanded cinema, through video photography and robotic installations. He has held exhibitions in museums such as Tainan Art Museum, Taiwan; Alcala 31, CDAN, España; Pavilion O2. Venice, Italy; KF Gallery. Seoul, Korea. He has received awards and residencies in Antarctica, Cinedans Holand, Madatac Espain, Osmosis Taiwan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Kook is a new media artist based in Hong Kong. Kook’s works combine technology with her artistic practice to reproduce and convert urban cityscapes into an integrated virtual experience, guiding the audience on a cybernetic journey. The condensed textures in her works connect with multiple sensual levels in our perception and reintroduce the unexplored potential of video as a medium. The narrative plays an important role in her work, the transmedia storytelling is part of the artistic concept. Especially the mixing of delicate drawings, 3D printing and video game optics in her videos show the wide range of media and materials the artist uses to visually translate her research-based projects.
LC’s practice creates interactions and environments for building bonds between human beings and between humans and machines, by utilizing the nonverbal communication media of movements, sounds, and cinematic storytelling. He studied computer vision at UC Berkeley and neuroscience at UCLA, applying such technologies to performance, media art, and fashion at Tokyo. He holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design and a PHD from UCLA before becoming Assistant Professor at City University HK SCM.
Lin was born in Taiwan and received her doctorate degree of Creative Arts from University of Wollongong in Australia in 1995. She served as the professor and former head of Graduate School of Multimedia and Animation Arts in National Taiwan University of Arts. She is one of the pioneers of digital arts in Taiwan and has received many art awards including The First Prize of New Media Art in 2019 Italy XII Florence Biennial. Her achievements have been documented in many art journals, history books and art archives internationally.